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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2260 posts
This is one of those threads where I ask what kind of system/s you are running. I need to know if my computer is cutting edge enough.


CPU: Athlon 64 3400+ 754pin

Motherboard: Asus K8N-E Deluxe (6 port SATA baby!)

Videocard: Generic brand Radeon 9800 non-pro (getting a bit long in the tooth)

RAM: 512mb Kingston HyperX 3200

HDD: 2 x 160gb Seagate SATA, 2 x 80gb Seagate PATA, 1 x 30gb Seagate PATA.

DVD: 4 speed liteon DVD/RW

CASE: Superlanboy

Plus I have a Shuttle with a 2500+ and radeon 9600, and another case with a 1700+ and a radeon 9200.

What's everyone running?
10:01am 03/09/04 Permalink
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10:01am 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1482 posts
CPU: Athlon XP 3200+ Barton Core

Motherboard: Shuttle SN45G

Videocard: Powercolor 9800XT 256mb

Soundcard: Audigy 2 ZS 7.1

RAM: 2x512mb Corsair XMS DDR400 in Dual Channel

HDD: 120gb WD 8mb, 200gb WD 8mb

DVD: 4x Sony DRU-510a

CASE: Shuttle SN45G with extra Black cover and upgraded powersupply.
10:20am 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
98 posts
Cutting edge enough, pfft. It'll do :-)

My runs the games I play well enough with exception to Doom 3.

CPU AMD Athlon 2400+ - probably upgrade to a 3200+ Barton core.

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-7VT600 1394

RAM 2 x 512 MB DDR (400mhz running at 266) can't remember if its Kingmax or Kingston but it was a good price.

HDD All maxtor drives 1 x 80Gb PATA, 1 x 120Gb PATA, 1 x 120Gb SATA

Video HIS Excalibur IceQ Radeon 9800 Pro - big cooler attached !!

Sound Creative Audigy 2 ZS connected to Logitech X620 6.1 speakers

DVD Liteon 16x DVD-ROM

CD Liteon 52x CD-RW

Case Lian Li PC 60 - a couple of years old now but it has 4 USB ports on the front, all USB 2.0 compatible

My 2nd pc is just a XP 1600 with 512MB DDR, an old GF2MX400 that is used for backups and testing software.


last edited by Kaz at 10:25:30 03/Sep/04
10:24am 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
540 posts
CPU: P4 2.6Gig (800MHz, Hyperthreading)
MB: ASUS P4P-800
RAM: 1gig Corsair 3200
Video Card: Radeon 9700 Pro
Sound: SB Live Value
HDDs: 1x40gig, 1x80gig, 1x120gig SATA
Optical drives: 1x Sony dual layer dvd burner
Case: Lian Li PC-50

last edited by MROC at 10:38:03 03/Sep/04
10:37am 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
477 posts
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (754)
MB: MSI K8N Neo Platinum
SOUND: Onboard 7.1
RAM: 1GB Corsair LL 3200
Vid: Geforce 4 TI4200
1 x Seagate 40GB
2 x WD 80GB
1 x WD 160GB
1 x WD 200GB
2 x WD 200GB SATA
DRIVES:Pioneer 106d
CASE: Antec 1080AMG
11:34am 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
52 posts
Soda's big black box of compensating +1

Abit AC7-MAX3
2x 80GB HDD
1x 32x12x52 cd writer/rewrite read
1x 52x24x52x12 cd write/rewrite/ read/dvd read
1x Floppy
2x 512mb DDR400 ram cas2 corsair
1x pentium 2.8
01:15pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
451 posts
nice to see majority AMD so far

CPU: Athlon XP 2500+ @ 10x220

Motherboard: Abit NF7-S rev2

Videocard: Gigabyte 9600pro (gah need upgrade)

RAM: 2x512mb Corsair XMS3500 DDR433 @ 440

HDD: 2 x 160gb Maxtor SATA, 1x 120gb WD 8m cache PATA.

DVD: Pioneer 106d

CD: LiteOn 48x24x48

CASE: Chieftec aluminium
01:25pm 03/09/04 Permalink
1121 posts
Hey Echo, when you say you have an upgraded PSU in your Shuttle. I've got a Shuttle too and want to upgrade the PSU.

Where do I go? How much etc?
02:00pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1483 posts
um its longer and 250w i think.

$150 or close too.

from ACC
02:38pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2261 posts
Bah, the standard PSU in the Shuttle isn't that bad, if you don't mind the 5 volt line being only 3 volts. I shit you not.
02:43pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1286 posts
P4 2.4GHz (I think i'm running the older 533MHz FSB)
Epox mobo (3D3A+ ?? something like that)
512Mb DDR
Gigabyte Radeon 9700 Pro (now with non-standard cooler)
some drives (40Gb? 60Gb? 80Gb? who knows. I keep running out of space though.)
Liteon DVD/CD-RW combo
450W PSU
AOpen H600 case, with funky blue guitar-window thingy

... jeez, that's getting long in the tooth. Methinks I'll buy myself a new system for christmas.
03:09pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2262 posts
this new motherboard i got has inbuilt firewall, bugger if i know how to use it but.
03:27pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1287 posts
rtfm :P
03:43pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2263 posts
funny you should say that. the asus manual mentions nothing of the firewall
04:03pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
452 posts
rtfm on nvidias site then ;)
04:48pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
65 posts

WD 120gb 8mb cache
WD 80gb 8mb cache
sony trinitron 17"
Antec Sonata [380w Truepower]
manufacturer stickers + initial D sticker [a must!]

For the rest refer to sig, [which I 'crafted' back in feb when I bought this system, seems a bit less fun nowdays :P)

Did I mention that my case is sentient? hehe

last edited by anothe at 18:27:24 03/Sep/04
06:16pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2008 posts
Hehe, goin all out on this one :P

Desktop PC
Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz w/ HT
GeXCube 9800XT 256Mb
1Gb Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM
ASUS P4C800-Deluxe
Antec Tru480W
Pre-Riced case from sephiroph
80Gb Seagate Barracuda PATA
Operating System: Windows XP SP1/SuSE
17" LCD
Lite-On 832S DVD-R/W

Multimedia PC/Fileserver
Intel Pentium 2.4Ghz Celeron
Grugs' GeForce something arather MX(he has my Radeon 9200 :P)
Generic 768Mb PC2700 DDR RAM
Generic 400W PSU
120Gb Seagate Barracuda PATA
200Gb Seagate Barracuda PATA
200Gb Seagate Barracuda SATA
Generic Case
Operating System: Windows 2003
68cm TV

Packard Bell Easynote G5
Intel Pentium M 1.5Ghz 2Mb L2 Cache
15" LCD
OS: Windows XP SP2

Intel Pentium Celeron 533Mhz
192Mb RAM
1.2Gb Shithouse HDD
OS: Checkpoint Firewall-1 NG

DEC Alpha Station 4/233
DEC Alpha 233Mhz
224Mb RAM
OS: Debian 3.0 something

Linux Test Box/Internal Server
DEC Alpha Station 4/233
DEC Alpha 233Mhz
224Mb RAM
OS: Debian 3.0 something

fuck... that took 20min to compile and list :P

last edited by Andrew at 19:17:45 03/Sep/04
07:15pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
53 posts
AMD 64 3800+ Skt 939
2048 (2x 1024) TwinX 3200
Saphire X800pro
36gig 10k rpm raptor
2x 200gig WD PATA in raid 0

and a big 2070 SB 22inch Diamondtron

07:15pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Australian Capital Territory
3058 posts
I Win!
CPU - AMD Athlon 1.33GHz 

Motherboard - MSI K7T Turbo Limited Edition MS-6330
RAM - Generic 512Mb SDRAM PC133
Graphic Card - Palitdaytona GeForce 2 MX400 64Mb TV-Out
Hard Disk Drives - 10Gb - Maxtor 2B010H1
- 40Gb - Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 6L040J2
- 80Gb - Seagate Barracuda ST380021A
- 120Gb - Western Digital Cavier WD1200JB
CPU Fan - Thermaltake Volcano 7
DVD-RW - Pioneer DVR-107D
CD-RW - ASUS CRW-5224A 52x24x52
Mouse - Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Optical 5 Buttons
Keyboard - LASER Turbo-Trak (DIN-5 Connector - PS2 Adaptor)
Monitor - 19" CRT Philips 109S4
Speakers - KOSS HD-50 2.1 (Screwed)
Sound Card - On-Board VIA DirectSound AC'97
Network Card - Intel Pro 100
Removable Hard Drive Rack - Generic Hard Drive Rack + Fan
Case - Generic ATX Screw-Less
Power Supply Unit - Generic ATX 400W
Fans - Intake - Generic 80mm
- Exhaust - Generic 120mm + Ducting
Rice - USB Snake Light


last edited by Ecstasy at 22:31:01 05/Sep/04
07:55pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2264 posts
just give up editing it ecs'
08:01pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Australian Capital Territory
3059 posts
Awww but but... Since my computer sucks I need to at least make it look good! :P
08:03pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
408 posts
my system:

- mouse
- wheel
- calculator stuck on mouse's back

i get about 1 frame per year in quake3
10:44pm 03/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
862 posts
CPU: Athlon XP 2800 @ 3200

Motherboard: Gigabyte 7NNXP

Videocard: GeXCube Radeon 9800 non-pro

RAM: 2x 256mb Corsair 3200 CAS 2.0

HDD: 2x 80gb Seagate SATA-RAID

DVD: 4x Pioneer DVD/RW

CD: LiteOn 52x CD-RW

CASE: Superlanboy

Hrm. . .I promised myself a new comp for my birthday, but I don't do much gaming anymore.

. . .although I'll definitely treat myself to an upgrade for HL2, Vampire, and World of WarCraft. A dual-layer DVD-RW would be cool too.

last edited by Diablo at 00:19:31 04/Sep/04
12:17am 04/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
4 posts
Abit IC7-MAX3
3Ghz Prescott
2gb RAM Kingston Value
3x120gb SATA
120gb PATA
200gb PATA
LEADTECH FX5700 256mb

last edited by thebigman at 04:04:16 05/Sep/04
04:01am 05/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
219 posts
I have 3 systems that are capable of playing games reasonably well.

My main games, KrasHsMonster.

Antec 1080AMG case
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
Asus A7N8X Deluxe (nForce 2 GT chipset, I think)
Windblows XP Pro SP1
Leadtek A380 Ultra TDH (GeForceFX 9550 Ultra, 256MB, overclocked by about 5-15%)
2 x 120GB SATA running RAID 0
TV Card
Liteon DVD-ROM
LG GSA 4040B DVD Burner (DVD+/-R, DVD-RAM)
Logitech wireless keboard
M$ Intellimouse, optical mouse
Sony SDM S73 17" LCD monitor

3D Mark 2003 - 6000+
Doom 3 Timedemo - 44.9fps

My older box,KrasHsBeast.

Athlon XP 2400+
Soltek SL-75KAV (originally only supported upto 1.4Ghz athlons, but luckily the revision number of my board allows upto Athlon XP 2600+, with a bit of trickery ie latest bios updates)
ASUS GFX card - GeForce 4 Ti 4400 (128MB)
Windblows XP Pro SP1
Liteon 48x CD-RW
Happy Hacking Keyboard Deluxe (very small keyboard I bought about 4 years ago)
M$ Optical Mouse
Benq 15" LCD Monitor

3D mark 2003 - 1900
Doom 3 timedemo - 19 fps

My latest toy, KrasHs(haven't thought of a name yet), the laptop, currently in the mail. Exepected deliver few more days.

Asus A2500D
Athlon XP-M 2800+
Ati Radeon Mobility 9600 Pro (dedicated 64MB VRAM)
DVD-Dual (CD-RW, DVD-R/RW etc)
15" TFT
Windblows XP Pro (suspect SP1, but hopefully not SP2, because I've heard of broken function keys on laptops from this ie they crash when a function key is pressed)
Firewire, Card reader, etc. No wireless lan though, rectified later with PC card

3D Mark 2003 - 3000 or so (taken from another source with ati radeon mobility 9600 pro running in a similar speced laptop) - May vary greatly though.

DOOM 3 Timedemo - can't wait to find out. I expect low to mid 20's, but maybe even close to 30 (wishful thinking). Will need to use the memory setting tweak though.

Also have 2 other older PC boxes, running Fedora Core 2. Oh and the Amiga 4000 with Cyberstorm PPC CPU card and CyberVision PPC Video card. Still works after 12 years. Still as reliabe as ever (now I've jinxed it). Runs AmigaOS 3.9. Still use it for various network/internet things. Mainly IRC etc. Worms DC (Directors Cut, the best version of Worms)rocks on it. Also watch Amiga demo's on it as well. Remarkable when you see some of this stuff beating so very highly specced PC demo's at demo parties around the world. This from decade old architecture ;) Particularly rules the 4k and 64k roost. The odd higher level demo also fares well. Must stop rambling now..
11:29am 05/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2012 posts
3D Mark 2003 - 3000

Ha, i got 672 with my Centrino Lappy. (with a 9100 IGP, 256Mb ram)

Compartivley, one of my mates machines (3200+ 64, 1Gb, Radeon 9200), got a whopping 608.... lol

Lol, yer... older, non-x86 architecture boxes are fun to mess with, once i get my other 3 alphas up, i can have a beowulf cluster :P

last edited by Andrew at 16:21:55 05/Sep/04
04:18pm 05/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2265 posts
hmmm, my 9800s' fan is making a weird noise.... UPGRADE TIME!!
08:31pm 05/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1985 posts
mmm, my machine seems so old these days...

amd 2100+
768mb of random crap
80gb WD
40gb Seagate
ATi 9800 (non pro/xt)
on board AC97!

Doom3 fps,
1024 High Detail: 30 - 50fps
800 High Detail 4x: 40 - 60fps

last edited by fatbastard at 22:24:26 05/Sep/04
10:19pm 05/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
221 posts
Just had a look at futuremarks website and did the 3D mark 2003 compare. The Laptop I ordered does 2500 3D marks. Found the same type of laptop, just slight difference in specs (RAM and CPU). could be interesting anyways ;) I've actually seen some gamers at the ACTGN LAN's playing on their laptops. I wonder what 3D marks they get :)
10:35pm 05/09/04 Permalink
Juggalo Scrub
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
78 posts
amd 2800+ (running at 3200 i believe)
1 gb ram
aquarius 2 watercooling with some mods
gigabyte something or other mobo (its a sexy one)
9700 pro
1 x 80 gb seagate
1 x 80 gb wd something
2 x 40 gb seagates

gametheatre xp pro (or when i'm lanning its the onboard sound)

some random 400 watt psu for mobo, vga and watercooling.

some random atx psu for all hdd's and extra case fans.

random dvd rom drive from old packard bell i junked.

liteon 48x cd burner

hx08 case (skeletal)

hardcano something or other. i forget.

next lot of upgrades will include:

dual layer dvd burner

better psu or a shuttle psu to mount in my case

looking at consolidating my hdd space and making more machines with the freed up drives...

i'm thinking of moving away from the hx08 case and into something that will actually house my pc properly - hopefully something like a cube server case, then i can mount a second pc on the other side of the case.

thats prolly it really. maybe some rice.

11:13pm 05/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2266 posts
Fan died on videocard (I killed it trying to fix it. Cooking spray doesnt work as well as Teflon liquid) Got a PCI fan sitting next to the card.
12:23am 06/09/04 Permalink
Australian Capital Territory
313 posts
even cooking oil would have worked, but the spray would really munt it :P
01:23am 06/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2014 posts
ha, a small accident today whilst screwing around with my case caused my radeon 9800XT to spew forth lots of smoke.

Works though, just a very broken (the ceramic cracked) and blackened diode. lol. Ive just gotta make sure it doesnt die under load. heh.

Moral of the story is: dont take shortcuts while testing things. lol.
03:35am 06/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2268 posts
anyone know where to get a hsf similar to the one on this card?
02:27am 07/09/04 Permalink
LANGames Staff
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
8 posts
/me tries to steal joe's x800
08:33am 07/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
21 posts
P4 2.6
Shuttle mb 533Mhz FSB (can't remember which model)
9800XT 256MB RAM
80Gb Seagate PATA HDD
LG Dual Layer DVD writer
Netgear 802.11G Wireless
17" LCD Monitor
09:12am 07/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
158 posts
CPU - 2400xp
Motherboard - A7N8X nForce 2
RAM - Corsair 2x512mb in Dual Channel @ 200mhz
Video Card - 9700pro
HDD - 80gb WD 8mb cache
- 120gb WD 8mb cache
Sound - Onboard!
Speakers - Logitech z680s
Monitor - 20inch Sony Trinitron

Will be upgrading towards the end of the year. I'm thinking AMD64, with a SLI setup. DAMN those new jobs making me spend all my cash
11:17am 07/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2015 posts
omni - just get the HIS X800Pro/XT Ice Pro (if you are getting a X800 that is)

I nearly got one of these instead of my stock HIS 9800Pro.. unfortunately when i got it, they didnt have any around. bleh. ah well.
04:50pm 07/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2269 posts
no, i just want the heatsink + fan. i'd rather pay ~$30 for a hsf then pay ~$750 for a new videocard. seeing as i just spent $700 on a new motherboard and cpu
10:44pm 07/09/04 Permalink
Reaver Reload
705 posts
My e-penis is bigger than your e-penis.
11:23pm 07/09/04 Permalink
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
453 posts
sif man
11:41pm 07/09/04 Permalink
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